Join the charity bike ride for the survival of Thai elephants!

The weekend of the 15th and 16th of January 2011 ‘Bring Home The Elephant’ invite you to join their ‘Bike for Elephants’ tour in Northern Thailand. Two days of adventure and fun biking through the Mae Tang valley, in Chiang Mai province.

This event will raise much needed funds for the Elephant Nature Park and create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants. The Elephant Nature Park, in a beautiful mountain range north of Chiang Mai, is a safe home to rescued elephants that were previously abused and neglected.

The route: Tour de Chang

January 15, 2011

About 50 km, route is suitable for average bikers.

We will start at the Mae Rim Lagoon Resort with the briefing and biking and safety instructions. Through the mountains we will cycle towards the Elephant Nature Park, where we will camp on Saturday night. Here you will not only have a chance to refresh in the river while washing liberated elephants, but also to learn about natural elephant behavior and to see how their money will be spent. We will set up our tents in the Elephant Nature Park, have an early night and wake up with the sounds of elephants!

January 16, 2011
About 40 km, some climbing at the start of the route, route is suitable for average bikers.

After breakfast and group photo of bikers and elephants, we will climb one hill to get out of the Elephant Nature Park valley. We will cycle through mountains and rice fields,  until the finish at one of the most beautiful and unknown waterfalls of Thailand: Bua Tong Waterfall. We will set up a small picnic near the waterfall, where we have a chance to share experiences, have drinks, snacks, relax and cool down under the waterfall after all the hard work.

Start your team
Join this event by starting a team with any of your social network. It’s a great team building event and fun and healthy way to do something good for the world!
A team needs to have at least 4 and maximum 10 members. As a team you will receive your own page on our website to help you with online fundraising. Your team will set your own target for the fundraising efforts, but a minimum amount of 5,000 baht per person is required.

Or join the Bring the Elephant Home team!
Individual bikers are very welcome to join the Bring the Elephant Home team. Please fill in the register form at this website. You pay for the costs of the event, 2,500 baht pp – excl mountain bike (or 3,300 baht pp incl mountain bike, helmet and water bottle) and raise a minimum of 5,000 baht per person to support the Elephant Nature Park.

This fee includes safety instructions, a Bike for Elephants t-shirt, all meals and drinks and camping at the Elephant Nature Park. Also included: elephant feeding, bathing, elephant morning walk, a lot of new impressions, friends and an experience you won’t forget.

The teams will set their own target for their fundraising efforts, but a minimum amount of 5,000 baht per person is required.

You can find out more about this event and register here – Also bikers can download your sponsor form here.